BS in Civil Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 1998
MS in Structural Engineering, Tianjin University, China, 2001
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2006
Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges and Buildings, Constitutive Modeling of Infrastructure Materials, Finite Element Analysis, Soil Liquefaction, and Seismic Behavior of Bridges.
Amanda Bao, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety Department. She joined RIT in 2010. Prior to her position at RIT, she was a bridge structural engineer at Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. and Michael Baker Corporation. She is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado, United States. At RIT, she teaches structural engineering courses including structural analysis, dynamics, structural loads and systems, steel design, reinforced concrete design and timber design. Her research interests include experimental and numerical modeling of infrastructure materials, soil-structure interaction, seismic behavior of bridges and soil liquefaction. She is an active member in American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).